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SPINAL PARALYSIS By Kim V. and Kiki H.. DEFINITION Damage to any part of the spinal cord. Often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other.

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1 SPINAL PARALYSIS By Kim V. and Kiki H.

2 DEFINITION Damage to any part of the spinal cord. Often causes permanent changes in strength, sensation, and other body functions below the site of the injury.

3 SYMPTOMS Loss of motion Loss of sensation Loss of bowel or bladder movement Pain or intense stinging Difficulty breathing

4 SEVERE SYMPTOMS Extreme pain Weakness Numbness Difficulty in walking Oddly positioned or twisted neck or back

5 NON-TRAUMATIC CAUSES Arthritis Cancer Inflammation Infections or disk degeneration of the spine

6 TRAUMATIC CAUSES Damage to… Vertebrae Ligaments Disks of the spinal column The spinal cord itself

7 RISK FACTORS Being male Affects people ages Being 65 or older Risky activities Having bone or joint disorder

8 COMPLICATIONS Bladder and bowel control Lack of skin sensation Circulatory control or extremely high blood pressure Difficulty with breathing Spasticity Flaccidity Depression Pain Weight Loss Limited Mobility

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